how to install firmware for wifi when lan is not working

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Fri Sep 16 17:57:36 UTC 2011


On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 04:51:36PM +0300, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:42 PM, Abhishek Dixit <abhidixit87 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop.
> > Wireless is not working.
> > I do not have a lan card working  so as to  connect to it and use.Any
> > how I want to use the wifi so what do I need to install on it.
> > I will need to download any thing in the windows OS only (my laptop is
> > dual boot) and then install in Ubuntu.
> > So how should I go on.
> > lspci out put of my device is
> >
> > 0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312
> > 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
> >        Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c]
> >        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
> >        Memory at f69fc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
> >        Capabilities: <access denied>
> >        Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
> >        Kernel modules: ssb
> 
> 
> Install package linux-firmware-nonfree.

I'm confused (not unusual). How do you do this if there is no working
wifi under ubuntu? Is the package on the cd? If so you should have
mentioned this.

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Bob Holtzman
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